Media Coverage

Click on the following links for media coverage on our program and closely related activities.

April, 2013, Nebraskaland feature on medicinal prairie plants and ethnobotany.
Healing Plants of the Prairie

Oct. 7, 2012, Wichita Eagle news article on the potential of Physalis longifolia and funding issues with the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Researchers hope prairie’s wild tomatillo may provide medical breakthrough in cancer fight

June 27, 2012 Lawrence Journal-World follow-up on article published the previous day
Heard on the Hill: KBA didn’t back off promised funds for institute that pulled money from KU program

June 26, 2012, Lawrence Journal-World article on funding cuts
KU’s cancer-fighting plant plant research program losing its key funding

March 26, 2012, University of Kansas new release on our program’s discovery of new plant-based molecules with cancer-fighting potential. These were found in Physalis longifolia (wild tomatillo), a plant native to Kansas.
Newly discovered plant-based molecules showing cancer-fighting potential

July/August 2011 cover story on our program in Kansas Alumni magazine:
Prescription: Plants — Searching for new drugs and health supplements, KU researchers take a fresh look at old medicine–the native plants of the Great Plains.

June 17, 2011, story, photos and video on our medicinal research garden and student involvement on the Lawrence wellcommons.com website:
KU medicinal research garden comes to life

May 4, 2011, article and video on the Lawrence Journal-World’s “Sunflower Horizons” sustainability/green technology website about the planting of our KU School of Pharmacy Medicinal Garden:
Pharmacy students get hands dirty with educational medicinal garden

Summer 2010 (September) article in “Prairie Plains Link,” the newsletter of the Prairie Plains Resource Institute, Aurora, Nebraska:
Medicinal plants from the prairie: What is here that can heal?

September 3, 2010, University of Kansas news release on a KU Libraries exhibition featuring historical documents on medicinal plants and a talk by Kelly Kindscher:
New exhibition highlights history of medicinal chemistry at KU

August 29, 2010, YouTube video slideshow of photos by Jerry Sipe of our May 23, 2010, medicinal garden dedication:
Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden Dedication

August 14, 2010, Lawrence Journal-World article on the work of Barbara Timmermann, head of the medicinal chemistry side of our program:
Medicinal chemistry professor’s ideas flow freely at KU

July 19, 2010, Wichita Eagle article:
Could cures lie in Kansas plants?

July 17, 2010, Topeka Capital-Journal article:
The power of plants

May 31, 2010, Lawrence Journal-World article:
KU plant research takes root in garden

May 24, 2010, Kansas Public Radio interview:
KU opens medicinal plant garden

May 23, 2010, Topeka Capital-Journal article:
KU’s medicinal plant garden opens

April 5, 2010, KU Oread Newsletter article:
A Healing Garden

March 30, 2010, KCUR radio interview:
KU researchers study native Kansas medicinal plants

Jan. 19, 2010, KU Oread Newsletter article and YouTube video interview with Barbara Timmermann:
New program to explore healing potential of Kansas plants
YouTube: Looking to Nature for New Medicines

Jan. 4, 2010, Lawrence Journal-World article (covers the medicinal plant program and the pharmacy garden, to be planted in spring 2011):
Garden to cultivate medicinal potential of plants

Dec. 18, 2009, University of Kansas news release:
Native medicinal plant project wins Kansas Bioscience Authority funding

Nov. 17, 2009 University Daily Kansan article:
$5 million could heal Kansas